PEPM 2018 Call for Poster/Demo Abstracts and Participation

by Hsiang-Shang Ko, Nov. 23, 2017

PEPM 2018 is accepting proposals for poster/demo presentations on a rolling basis, until 8th December (AoE).

Call for Poster/Demo Abstracts and Participation

ACM SIGPLAN Workshop on Partial Evaluation and Program Manipulation (PEPM) 2018

  • Website:
  • Time: 8th – 9th January 2018
  • Place: Los Angeles, CA, US (co-located with POPL 2018)

Poster/demo sessions:  PEPM 2018 is accepting proposals for poster/demo presentations on a rolling basis, until 8th December (AoE).  See below for the submission guidelines.


  • Web page:
  • Early registration deadline: 10th December 2017

Invited speakers

Alex Aiken  (Stanford University)

Conal Elliott  (Target)

Jan Midtgaard  (University of Southern Denmark)

Accepted papers


A Guess-and-Assume Approach to Loop Fusion for Program Verification
  Akifumi Imanishi, Kohei Suenaga, and Atsushi Igarashi

Checking Cryptographic API Usage with Composable Annotations (Short Paper)
  Duncan Mitchell, L. Thomas van Binsbergen, Blake Loring, and Johannes Kinder

Gradually Typed Symbolic Expressions
  David Broman and Jeremy G. Siek

On the Cost of Type-Tag Soundness
  Ben Greenman and Zeina Migeed

Partially Static Data as Free Extension of Algebras (Short Paper)
  Jeremy Yallop, Tamara von Glehn, and Ohad Kammar

Program Generation for ML Modules (Short Paper)
  Takahisa Watanabe and Yukiyoshi Kameyama

Recursive Programs in Normal Form (Short Paper)
  Barry Jay

Selective CPS Transformation for Shift and Reset
  Kenichi Asai and Chihiro Uehara

Poster/demo abstract submission guideline


To maintain PEPM’s dynamic and interactive nature, PEPM 2018 will continue to have special sessions for poster/demo presentations.  In addition to the main interactive poster/demo session, there will also be a scheduled short-talk session where each poster/demo can be advertised to the audience in, say, 5–10 minutes.

Poster/demo abstracts should describe work relevant to PEPM (whose scope is detailed below), typeset as a one-page PDF using the two-column ‘sigplan’ sub-format of the new ‘acmart’ format available at:

and sent by email to the programme co-chairs, Fritz Henglein and Josh Ko, at:

[email protected], [email protected]

Please also include in the email:

  • a short summary of the abstract (in plain text),

  • the type(s) of proposed presentation (poster and/or demo), and

  • whether you would like to give a scheduled short talk (in addition to the poster/demo presentation).
Abstracts should be sent no later than:

Friday, 8th December 2017, anywhere on earth

and will be considered for acceptance on a rolling basis.  Accepted abstracts, along with their short summary, will be posted on PEPM 2018’s website.

At least one author of each accepted abstract must attend the workshop and present the work during the poster/demo session.

Student participants with accepted posters/demos can apply for a SIGPLAN PAC grant to help cover travel expenses and other support.  PAC also offers other support, such as for child-care expenses during the meeting or for travel costs for companions of SIGPLAN members with physical disabilities, as well as for travel from locations outside of North America and Europe.  For details on the PAC programme, see its web page.


In addition to the traditional PEPM topics (see below), PEPM 2018 welcomes submissions in new domains, in particular:
  • Semantics based and machine-learning based program synthesis and program optimisation.

  • Modelling, analysis, and transformation techniques for distributed and concurrent protocols and programs, such as session types, linear types, and contract specifications.
More generally, topics of interest for PEPM 2018 include, but are not limited to:
  • Program and model manipulation techniques such as: supercompilation, partial evaluation, fusion, on-the-fly program adaptation, active libraries, program inversion, slicing, symbolic execution, refactoring, decompilation, and obfuscation.

  • Techniques that treat programs/models as data objects including metaprogramming, generative programming, embedded domain-specific languages, program synthesis by sketching and inductive programming, staged computation, and model-driven program generation and transformation.

  • Program analysis techniques that are used to drive program/model manipulation such as: abstract interpretation, termination checking, binding-time analysis, constraint solving, type systems, automated testing and test case generation.

  • Application of the above techniques including case studies of program manipulation in real-world (industrial, open-source) projects and software development processes, descriptions of robust tools capable of effectively handling realistic applications, benchmarking.  Examples of application domains include legacy program understanding and transformation, DSL implementations, visual languages and end-user programming, scientific computing, middleware frameworks and infrastructure needed for distributed and web-based applications, embedded and resource-limited computation, and security.
This list of categories is not exhaustive, and we encourage submissions describing new theories and applications related to semantics-based program manipulation in general.  If you have a question as to whether a potential submission is within the scope of the workshop, please contact the programme co-chairs, Fritz Henglein and Josh Ko ([email protected], [email protected]).